Vintage Limited Edition Book - European Hand Firearms, Jackson and Whitelaw, published in 1923

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Vintage Limited Edition Book - European Hand Firearms, Jackson and Whitelaw, published in 1923

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Vintage from the 1920s

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The illustrations of European firearms of the sixteen, seventeenth and eighteen century in this comprehensive book are simply stunning. Early gunsmiths made customized individual weapons, with no interchangeable parts, and they are truly works of art. This would be an amazing book to take apart and frame the plates for a hunting lodge, man cave, or trophy room. The ultimate Father's Day Gift!

From a synopsis of the book (courtesy of Abe Books): "A sumptuous work of reference dealing with pistols, flintlocks, sporting guns, powder flasks, with the barrels, locks, and furnishings of the finest weapons of what was unquestionably the finest period for firearms from then connoisseur's point of view. This volume is lavishly illustrated from examples in the authors' private collections, which have not been reproduced elsewhere. As specialists with an unequalled knowledge of their subject, the authors have achieved an outstandingly detailed and informative study both of the mechanism and the artistic embellishment of the weapons described; the book is a necessity to every collector and amateur of firearms."

The book measures 13” tall by 10 1/2” wide by 1 1/2” thick and has 108 pages, of which 63 are plates, some of which are shown here. Blue cloth cover with brown binding which is embossed in gold with the title. There were 550 of this edition published, 500 of which were for sale; this is number 163 of 500. The book is falling apart at the spine, as shown, so it's a perfect candidate to take apart for framing. Published in 1923 by the Chiswick Press, London; written by Herbert J. Jackson,

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The illustrations of European firearms of the sixteen, seventeenth and eighteen century in this comprehensive book are simply stunning. Early gunsmiths made customized individual weapons, with no interchangeable parts, and they are truly works of art. This would be an amazing book to take apart and frame the plates for a hunting lodge, man cave, or trophy room. The ultimate Father's Day Gift!

From a synopsis of the book (courtesy of Abe Books): "A sumptuous work of reference dealing with pistols, flintlocks, sporting guns, powder flasks, with the barrels, locks, and furnishings of the finest weapons of what was unquestionably the finest period for firearms from then connoisseur's point of view. This volume is lavishly illustrated from examples in the authors' private collections, which have not been reproduced elsewhere. As specialists with an unequalled knowledge of their subject, the authors have achieved an outstandingly detailed and informative study both of the mechanism and the artistic embellishment of the weapons described; the book is a necessity to every collector and amateur of firearms."

The book measures 13” tall by 10 1/2” wide by 1 1/2” thick and has 108 pages, of which 63 are plates, some of which are shown here. Blue cloth cover with brown binding which is embossed in gold with the title. There were 550 of this edition published, 500 of which were for sale; this is number 163 of 500. The book is falling apart at the spine, as shown, so it's a perfect candidate to take apart for framing. Published in 1923 by the Chiswick Press, London; written by Herbert J. Jackson,

I am happy to ship internationally - please convo me for a quote if your country is not listed.

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